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Kettle River news

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day and weekend. Our sympathies go out to the family of Ken Johnson, who died on Nov. 10, and to the family of Jerome Tomczak, who died on Nov. 12. Check out what is happening at the Kettle River...


Wright/Cromwell news

Well, another week is over and gone, and now November is almost gone too. It sure is weird when the sun goes down so early. It’s hard for me to stay awake after 7 p.m., but as we get used to Standard Time, I’m sure it will seem normal after a whi...


Don't hang up on local survey

Dakota Koski has a simple request for local residents: Don’t hang up. If the phone rings between Nov. 28 and Dec. 16 and it’s someone asking survey questions about underage substance abuse, it’s a legitimate survey company. The goal of the...


Santa is on his way

Cloquet Santa’s Home for the Holidays celebration — and St. Nick himself — will be here before you know it. Cloquet’s three-day holiday celebration kicks off Thursday evening, Dec. 1 with a chili feed, West End open house and Reading with... Full story


Free Thanksgiving dinner returns to Cloquet

The free community Thanksgiving meal is returning to Zion Lutheran Church Thursday, and all Carlton County residents are invited to sit down and enjoy a nice turkey meal with all the fixings and in... Full story


Holiday fun on the way

Make plans for Cloquet’s annual Santa’s Home for the Holidays celebration Dec. 1-3. Events kick off on Thursday, Dec. 1 with a chili feed, West End open house and Reading with Santa at the Cloquet Public Library. On Friday there’s spaghetti... Full story


Early deadlines for Thanksgiving issue

Pine Knot News deadlines will move up one day for the Thanksgiving holiday next week. That means all news announcements, obituaries and legal notices must be received by 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Call 218-878-9332 with any questions. The Pine Knot... Full story


Christmas Lighting Challenge

Registration for the eighth annual Christmas Lighting Challenge is underway. Folks in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are encouraged to enter their decorated homes and businesses and help spread... Full story


Salvation Army helpers could use a helping hand

Although the local Salvation Army thrift store is gone, the social programs run by the local charity are alive and well, said social services coordinator Leah Fosle, in an interview earlier this year. But they need money to fund those services, and m... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

It’s hunting season, which made me recall one of the scarier moments for my husband, Bob, and me. It was 1990 and our son, Garrie, got shot in the face with a .22 rifle on Nov. 10. When I found out, I didn’t even know my name when I called 911....


Kettle River news

Congratulations to all the prize winners at the Nov. 4 Kettle River American Legion rifle drawing. The Ma & Pa Kettle Days Christmas vendor event and tree lighting will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Kettle River Veterans Building. Maybe Santa...


Carlton happenings

The 29th annual Carlton area toy drive runs through Dec. 10. Please help those less fortunate. Collection boxes will be available at the Carlton VFW, City of Carlton office, Carlton Wellness Center, T...


Save the date: Santa is coming to Cloquet Dec. 1-3

Santa may be heading to Duluth in mid-November for its holiday parade, but the jolly old elf has promised to come to Cloquet for three special days in December. "There will be magic, marching, lots... Full story


Veterans day activities

Veterans Day will be here Friday, Nov. 11, along with programs and meals to honor veterans, and a special section in the Pine Knot News filled with local veteran photos, years of service and more. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans... Full story


Kettle River news

Ma & Pa Kettle Days bingo is 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Kettle River Senior Center. The Ma & Pa Kettle Days Christmas vendor event and tree lighting will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Kettle River Veterans Building. Hopefully,...


Wright/Cromwell news

We held a beautiful visitation and memorial service for my husband, Bob Hanson, on Oct. 21 and 22. I’ve been sharing a few stories about Bob taken from his eulogy. Here’s my final installment: When we first got married, I planted a small garden...


Wrenshall celebrates Halloween

With school colors of black and orange, it makes sense that Wrenshall should go all out for Halloween. The school's recently formed Partners in Education (PIE) group joined with Wrenshall Community... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

We held a beautiful visitation and memorial service for my husband, Bob Hanson, on Oct. 21 and 22. Here are some additional passages I wrote and read from Bob’s eulogy: “Last Thursday, I was subbing in the fifth grade in Floodwood, and I wanted...


It's final days for Halloween hauntings

It's been a spectacular Halloween season in 2022, with bright fall colors and pockets of warm weather. If you haven't explored the fall and fright-themed events and places yet, this weekend will be... Full story


Kettle River news

Thank you to everyone who attended the last Finnish Luncheon for the season. The next Finnish Luncheon will be the third Wednesday in April (April 19, 2023) and will be every month until October. To all the snowbirds, we wish you safe travels and a...


Wright/Cromwell news

We held a beautiful visitation and memorial service for my husband, Bob Hanson, on Oct. 21 and 22. Friends and relatives came from miles around and made our day great. Yes, it was sad, but with all that comfort and support we feel good about Bob’s...


PHOTOS: A smashing pumpkin run

There was plenty of fun again at the Oct. 22 5K Pumpkin Run and Walk on the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College campus last week. Nearly 200 participants were treated to wonderful fall weather... Full story


Totes for teens program begins

Want to help a teenager in need? Totes for Teens is accepting donations for teenage boys and girls now through Dec. 9, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Larson Commons, 810 Cloquet Ave. in Cloquet. There will be a drop box inside... Full story


Scholarships to help future officers

The Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2022 through the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association was announced this week. The association will award $2,000 scholarships to up to 20 current students, said Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake in a news... Full story


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